Saturday 31 July 2021


It's a long time since we added a boat to our list of Tolkien-themed names. But today, coming through Glascote to Fazeley, we encountered Arwen – we already had Arwen Evenstar.

Not quite as fair as the original, I fear. If you want to see the entire list, which now numbers 27, click the link, or this link.

The rest of today's journey was marked by edifices of a non-Elvish nature. The M42 – we must have traversed this section many times without realising there was a canal underneath.

Alvecote marina – I don't think Elves would have produced anything quite so utilitarian.

…and the aqueduct over the River Tame.

We're tied up on the visitor moorings at Fazeley. This place has some happy memories for us, but it's more like the factories of Orthanc than the Shire.


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